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Power boat races start Friday at RFL

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Power boat racing returns to Rocky Fork Lake this weekend, and for the first time in the 25 years the races have been held they will be a three-day event.Friday’s races will start at 5:30 p.m. and will involve the three most powerful boat classes – the grand nationals, national modifieds and two and a half modifieds, according to race chairman Dean Armstrong.“This is the first time we’ve ever raced on Friday night and we’re calling it a happy hour of racing,” Armstrong said. “It will be actual competition with boats racing for the first of three days worth of points. Some of these boats can reach speeds of over 150 mph on the straightaways.”

 

Tigers beat Hillsboro, improve to 6-1

The McClain boys lost their first game of the season last week at Chillicothe but bounced back Tuesday to defeat county-rival Hillsboro 3-1 in a hard-fought battle in Greenfield.“This was a big bounce-back win for us against a pretty good team after that tough loss at Chillicothe last week,” McClain head coach Jon Chamblin said “Hillsboro is a lot better team than their record really shows and the Greenfield/Hillsboro rivalry is always tough and competitive.”...

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Lady Indians jump out early, defeat McClain

The Hillsboro Lady Indians soccer team evened their league record at (2-2) on the season after a convincing 9-1 victory over McClain in Greenfield Tuesday night.Hillsboro’s Trista Rhodes led the way scoring three goals in the game, two coming in the opening half when the Lady Indians jumped out to a (6-1) lead at the break. The Lady Indians scored early and often with four goals scored in the first seven minutes of the contest, two by Rhodes and one each from Kaylee Anchor an...

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Lady Mustangs get past Eastern

Both Lynchburg-Clay boys and girls soccer teams were at home on Wednesday night and bot were matched up against rival Eastern Brown. Both games were the Southern Hills Athletic Conference games as well.In the boys game, the two teams played to a stalemate with the final score being 0-0 after 80 minutes. This took their record to“We were just stale the first half,” head coach Dennis West said after the game. “This was our first game in almost three weeks...

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Who knew rudeness could stop a plane?

Not long ago, I read an Associated Press article with the headline, “It’s no longer safe to recline your airplane seat.”Now, flying and I have a sort of love/hate relationship. I love the view from miles above the earth, and I love how 16-hour long trips are reduced, almost magically, to a mere two or three hours.However, I hate the idea of something going wrong. I have always been afraid of flying, and, even though I’ve done it several times, it ...

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Despite felony history, Piketon man gets another chance

A Piketon man avoided prison on Wednesday despite a recommendation for incarceration from Highland County Prosecutor Anneka Collins.Billy Leatherwood, 48, pled guilty to fifth-degree felony nonsupport and was sentenced to five years community control.Collins recommended a term of prison “no less than nine months,” basing her decision, she said, on Leatherwood’s history, which includes three prior felony convictions and prior prison.“I&#...

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‘We’re here to help’

The Walk for Life has been an annual event at the Southern Ohio Pregnancy Center for over two decades, and while this Saturday’s walk will be different from previous years, it will, as always, bring “awareness to the community,” according to executive director Cathy Griffith.Griffith said there will be “lots of changes” during the Sept. 20 Walk for Life, which, she added, is entering its twenty-second year.In the past, the walk occurred at t...

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Greenfield man gets 4 years for burglaries

A Greenfield man was sentenced in Highland County Common Pleas Court to two years each on two counts of burglary, the minimum sentence for the second-degree felony offense.Branton Schrader, 24, pled guilty to the charges in August and on Wednesday was taken into custody by a sheriff’s deputy after the four years of prison was imposed.Prosecutor Anneka Collins told the court that while these were Schrader’s first felonies, they were “very serious.”...

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Driver cited for OVI

A Hillsboro man was cited for OVI Wednesday after two-vehicle accident on SR 73 just south of Hillsboro that closed the road for more than an hour.The accident happened on a curve just outside the city limits at 11:47 a.m.According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Rodney Ferguson Jr., 25, of Hillsboro, was northbound on SR 73 in a 2004 Pontiac Sunfire when he went left of center and struck a southbound 2006 Ford F150 pickup truck that was pulling a trailer. The pickup t...

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Board of DD superintendent introduced to commissioners

The new superintendent of the Highland County Board of DD was introduced to the Highland County Board of Commissioners during Wednesday’s meeting.Debra Buccila began on the first of September and is shared with the Fayette County Board of DD, serving part time at both places as superintendent.Buccila hails from Fairfield County and has 35 years of experience working with people with developmental disabilities in both the public and private sectors, which includes w...

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Over 85 participate in Farm Tour event

The inaugural Highland County Farm Tour, a joint effort between Highland County Farm Bureau and Highland Soil and Water Conservation District, took place Sept. 13. Over 85 people took part in the event. The tour consisted of stops at the following locations: J Boeckmann Farms, Millstone Creek Farm, Donald Roberts Farm, and Jeff Boike Farms. At the end of the tour a meal prepared by High on the Hog and Shoelace Catering that was sponsored by Amy Boeckmann of Premier Crop Insurance and J Boeckm...

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Achor, Oglesby and Mahan participate in sheep showmanship

On Wednesday, Sept. 3, Kaylee Achor, Meredith Oglesby and Lizzie Mahan participated in the sheep showmanship at the Highland County Fair.Achor was grand champion overall showman, who then participated in the Showman of Showmen that Friday.Oglesby placed third in her class and Mahan placed third in her class.On Thursday, Sept. 4, they participated in the Market Lamb Show. Achor placed first in her class and was in the top four. Oglesby placed first in her class...

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Fair a success for Hillsboro FFA beef exhibitors

The 2014 Highland County Fair was a success for the Hillsboro FFA beef exhibitors.There were 14 exhibitors for beef cattle in the Hillsboro FFA Chapter. They include Hope Tira, Meredith Oglesby, Hallee Allen, Hunter Sheeley, Emily Earley, Lane Hetzel, Taylor Remsing, Chase Colliver, Robbie Miller, Jireh Vance, Mackenzie Oglesby, Camryn Remsing, Lauren Grover and Hillary Hamilton.On Tuesday, Sept. 2, Taylor Remsing took reserve sweepstakes showman in beef showmanship. Hop...

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Hillsboro FFA students show off SAE projects

Students of the Hillsboro FFA showed off their SAE projects at the annual Highland County Swine Show.Hogs arrived at the fair on Friday, Aug. 29 and were weighed in during the night. Twenty-four members of the Hillsboro FFA exhibited their market barrows in showmanship as well as the Junior Fair Show. Kaleb Harp, Braden Puckett, Janice Smith, Kaitlin Meade, Jacob Deatley, Mikala Waller, Kennedy Claycomb, Michaela Chaney, Natalie Stanley, Cole Reveal, Aaron Miller, Jacob Stanley, Re...

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Mick reunion a success

The annual Mick reunion was held Aug. 19 at Pike Lake outside of Bainbridge. The weather cooperated and there was a good crowd of at least 130.There was a variety of great food, including a variety of meats, casseroles, vegetables, desserts, and drinks.The family wants to thank to all of you that helped out with that and made bids at the auction.After eating, the annual auction began with Wesley Rhoades as the auctioneer. There were some great items to bid on....

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Playing the game of life

The toy gurus were meeting in their offices (or playrooms, or wherever toy gurus meet) one day and were trying to come up with some reality-based toys for the next Christmas season. One of the “idea” people in the room came up with a toy that everyone thought was a good idea, but also everyone realized it probably would not sell. It was a toy that would teach youngsters how to cope in today’s world. That theme was realized when a child tries to put that toy together: any way...

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Sabina police officer charged with domestic violence

WASHINGTON C.H. — A Sabina Police Department auxiliary officer was arrested early Sunday morning in Washington C.H. for alleged domestic violence against a 21-year-old woman.At around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, the woman called Washington C.H. police and reported that her child’s father, Miguel A. Penwell, 22, showed up uninvited at her home at 1137 E. Temple St., according to reports. She told officers that Penwell was intoxicated and was upset over something that was said to o...

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Coffee and Commerce Friday at SSCC

The Highland County Chamber of Commerce invites the community to attend its upcoming Coffee and Commerce on Friday, Sept. 19. The forum will take place in room number 106 at Southern State Community College’s Hillsboro campus beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 9 a.m.“We want the community to understand that this forum, Coffee & Commerce, is an avenue for our members to dialogue with community leaders. However, the invitation also is open and extended to the entire com...

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